Darby joined us after graduating from the Albany Academy and a postgrad year at Hobart College. At Princeton, where his father, David, was a member of the Class of 1912, Darby majored in religion and was a member of Cap and Gown. He played JV football and was in the Republican Club. His roommates were Tom Mangan, Pete Ross, and Morgan Firestone.

Serving in the Army until 1954, Darby earned an MBA at Cornell in 1956 and began working for Alcoa. In 1970 he started work for the U.S. government in the Office of Equal Opportunity and the Department of Commerce. With his wife he bought a greenhouse business and operated it from 1977 until 1993.

Restless in retirement, he took a job at Home Depot. Sadly, we have learned that he was our class’s first victim of COVID-19. Darby died April 9, 2020. He is survived by his children Polly, Peter, and William. To them we send sincere condolences.

Undergraduate Class of 1952